Title: Mathematical model of hydrodynamic torque converter applied to optimisation calculations using genetic algorithm
Authors: Andrzej Kesy, Arkadiusz Kadziela
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Radom, Malczewskiego 29, 26-600 Radom, Poland. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, Zeromskiego 116, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
Abstract: This paper describes a mathematical model of hydrodynamic torque converter applied to construction optimisation using a genetic algorithm as an optimisation method. The model estimation was performed for a pre-selected hydrodynamic torque converter. A modelling error of steady-state characteristic was considered as the quality criterion. During estimation calculations, the Monte Carlo method and a genetic algorithm were applied as optimisation methods. Verification of the applied mathematical model of hydrodynamic torque converter revealed a modelling error of about 5.8%.
Keywords: numerical calculations; mathematical modelling; hydrodynamic torque converters; optimisation calculations; genetic algorithms; Monte Carlo method.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2010 Vol.39 No.4, pp.199 - 206
Published online: 12 Oct 2010 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article